“Sometimes it falls on generation to be  great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

~ Nelson Mandela, Launch of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign, Trafalgar Square, London, England, 3 February 2005


Together, we are that generation. 

Habitat for Humanity has been improving people’s lives all over the world since 1976. We’ve helped over 4 million people.

Here in South Africa, we’ve hosted over 18,000 inspired volunteers since 1996. People tend to think we’re all about building houses. But it’s about so much more than that.

For us, it’s a holistic process. We work with the community. We work with families. We work with the government and private citizens and corporations. And through our people centred approach we help communities address, improve and self-manage their development to sustain their economic futures. We’re also respected advocates in housing and community development policy.

We’re playing our part. We’re changing South Africa. And we’re so excited to welcome you.

Together, we ARE that great generation.  Join us today.

“It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.”

~ Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 30 June 2009


  Hope is contagious, spread the word!



Meet Sindi! Sindi is from Mfuleni and is undergoing an artisan training programme. Using her newly acquired skills, she plans to start her own subcontracting company and provide jobs for her community. At our Team Build, she inspired us:

"As a woman, if I stand there on the scaffolding, and a man says, ‘No woman can stand on the scaffolding,'I say: ‘I CAN do this job!’ If I take the bricks, and they say, 'no no.' But I CAN do it. It’s not only the man’s job; it’s a woman’s job too." buff.ly/1szF4Cd

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In Orange Farm, Habitat is partnering with the Ext. 6 (@6) leadership committee in their development journey. Last week we facilitated a workshop with the @6 committee that fostered self-awareness and team building activities. As the leaders learned about themselves and each other, they took a step forward in realising their dreams of a supportive and empowered community. ... See MoreSee Less

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